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Hazardous waste

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COVID-19 hazardous waste information

From 6pm on 25 March, the Waitākere, Aotea/Great Barrier Island Claris Landfill and Waiheke transfer stations will be closed to the general public and open only for licensed waste collectors providing essential services. These transfer stations are not accepting hazardous waste.

People with sanitary waste (i.e. tissues) should place them in a bag before putting them in their rubbish. Tissues should not be placed in food scraps at this time.

What is hazardous waste?

An item is hazardous when it is:

  • flammable
  • toxic
  • explosive
  • corrosive
  • radioactive.

Common examples include most chemicals, paint, acid, and gas cylinders.


Where to dispose of hazardous waste

Take your hazardous waste to these transfer stations:

Do not put hazardous waste in your kerbside rubbish or recycling bin, or down any drain.

Support a clean environment and search how you can correctly get rid of unwanted items and reduce hazardous waste.